Halifax, Nova Scotia offers history, scenery & more

Discover the wonders of Nova Scotia. The Nubian Dreams Cruise will be sailing to St. John & Halifax from August 9th-14th, 2010 on the Carnival Glory from NYC. Tour Halifax with this video Photos and video courtesy of the Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage Tourism Division

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Discover St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience is an annual festival that brings together local chefs, as well as some of the top wine experts from the Caribbean for a 4-day showcase of St. Croix’s diverse cuisine and wine. This year, the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, which takes place April 13-17, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with an array of wine seminars, tastings, cooking competitions, dinners and more.

Wine connoisseurs, for instance, may want to head over to the Palms at Pelican Cove, which will be hosting a variety of wine seminars. Here, experts will share their knowledge and experience, as well as answer guests’ questions. While this year’s seminars have not yet been released, past topics have included Practices & Theories of Biodynamics with samples of Tribute Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc; Super Tuscans with samples of Tenuto San Guido and Oreno by Tenute Setti Ponte; and Rescuing Native Grapes from Near-Extinction in Southern Italy with samples of Colli Bruni Pecorino and Passerina. For more information Palms at Pelican Cove, visit palmspelicancove.com.

Rates at the Palms at Pelican Cove start at $239 per night during the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. Visit stcroixfoodandwine.com for more upcoming ticket rates and information.

Report: Mexico City Tourist Numbers Expected to Increase 35 Percent this Year

Caribbean News Digital is reporting that Mexico City received 10.4 million tourists in 2009 and expects that figure to increase to 14 million next year, helped by events such as free public viewing of World Cup games, according to city officials.

According to the report, City Tourism Minister Alejandro Rojas said that, of the 10.4 million visitors to the capital who stayed in hotels, 2.4 million were foreign tourists and the rest from other parts of Mexico, according to a government release. Rojas calculated that the economic benefit to the capital from tourism this year was 43.5 billion pesos ($ 3.3 billion). Tourism was negatively affected by the recession in Mexico and the U.S., and by the swine flu outbreak in April and May, when public authorities shut down restaurant entertainment venues and restricted activity.  Jan 04, 2010   By: Joe Pike TravelAgentCentral

For the full story, www.caribbeannewsdigital.com/en/news//17513/mexico_city_expects_tourist_numbers_to_increase_35_percent_in_2010

Cruising from NYC

Cruising offers so many options for the vacationers.  Unlimited great food, great entertainment, sports, sun, games, casino, meeting new people, exciting ports of calls and wonderful adventures.

These are the pictures from the Carnival Glory.  As one of Carnival Cruise Lines largest ships.

Check out the upcoming Nubian Dreams Cruise 3 from NYC to St. John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia on the Glory.

Aug. 9th-14th, 2010